Sarah Friedrich is a first year student who is completing engineering
courses on the Homewood campus including Biomaterials, Colloids and
Nanoparticles, and the NanoBioTechnology Lab Course. She is doing her
second lab rotation in Dr. Levchenko's lab where she is involved in two
projects: 1) study of cancer cell metastesis on a 2D microfluidic chip,
and 2) study of the relationship between chemical and topographical cues
on axon development in neurons.
Liheng received his bachelor's degree in biomedical and electrical
engineering (2008, summa cum laude) from Duke University where he worked
on computational electrophysiology and robotic automation. After
interning with Boston Scientific CRM and Medtronic (working on pacemaker
production quality control and arrhythmia detection algorithms,
respectively), he earned his master's degree at Johns Hopkins BME where
he now continues his work on developing acquisition and post-processing
techniques for dynamic MRI to image moving structures such as the heart
and the knee.
Bradley received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with a minor in physics from the University of Florida in 2010. His undergraduate research focused on the development of an implantable coil which was used to monitor an artificial pancreas by NMR imaging and spectroscopy. As a graduate student he has joined the lab of Dominique Frueh and studies protein structure and dynamics with NMR spectroscopy.
Geran Kostecki grew up outside St. Louis, Missouri and attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a BS in Biomedical Engineering. His undergraduate research focused on analysing data from experiments in which voltage-sensitive dyes were added to rabbit, dog, and human cardiac tissue in order to image action potential propagation and investigate initiation and maintenance of arrhythmia. He interned at Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management after his Junior year, where he worked on developing a new pacemaker capture detection algorithm. After rotating through three labs in his first year, he joined Leslie Tung's cardiac electrophysiology lab, where he is now using voltage sensitive optical mapping of lentiviral-transduced neonatal rat cardiomyocytes to investigate how gene levels and mutations affect action potential morphology and propagation.
Sue earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from
Johns Hopkins University in 2013. She is currently a first year BME PhD
student working in Dr. Michael Miller’s lab at the Center for Imaging
Science. Her research focuses on morphometric
analysis of regions of the brain using advanced computational
techniques on MRIs.
Carmen Kut received her undergraduate degree from biomedical engineering
with Honors at Johns Hopkins. In 2008, she was selected by USA Today as
one of 20 nation-wide college students selected to the All-USA
All-Stars Academic First Team. She is currently pursuing a M.D/Ph.D
degree at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. Her research focuses on
multi-modality imaging (MRI/optical) in brain tumor management. In her
free time, Carmen enjoys singing, traveling and spending time with
friends and family.
Brian Lee graduated from a undergraduate program in
bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied
medical imaging physics. He is currently a first year student in BME at
Hopkins where he is studying medical image analysis and doing lab
rotations with Dr. Michael Miller and Dr. Greg Hager.
Kwame Kutten grew up in Gaithersburg,
Maryland. In 2009, he graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a Minor in
Electrical Engineering. After spending a year at NIH in Bethesda,
Maryland he came to Johns Hopkins in July 2010. He Joined Dr. Michael Miller's Lab in 2011.
Jessica Mavadia is a second year Ph.D student in biomedical engineering
at Johns Hopkins University. She received her bachelor's degree from New
Jersey Institute of Technology in biomedical engineering with a focus
in bioinstrumentation. She has completed two independent internships at
the National Institutes of Health where her work involved medical
imaging modalities such as electron tomography and magnetic resonance
imaging. Currently she has joined the Biophotonics Imaging and Therapy
Lab under the guidance of Dr. Xingde Li and works on endoscopic
multimodal imaging catheter based systems for early cancer detection.
Eliana has been a Baltimore native since 1994. After spending a year
studying abroad, she graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa with
departmental and university honors from UMBC (University of Maryland
Baltimore County) with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies,
focusing on Medical Imaging. She is currently completing a rotating
with Dr McMahon researching CEST contrast mechanisms in MRI . Her
research interests include all things MRI, particularly topics
involving motion in MRI. When she's not trying to finish a paper, study
for an exam, or debug a feisty program, Eliana loves to stress-release
Sarah is a first year student in the Biomedical Engineering PhD
program at Johns Hopkins University. Originally from San Diego, CA, she
graduated from UCLA in 2013 with a degree in Bioengineering. While at
UCLA, she was involved in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging research.
Currently she is doing research in the I-STAR Lab, where her focus is on
task-based imaging and image guided surgery using CT systems.
Jaymin Patel from Cleveland, OH is a second year PhD student in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a bachelors of science in biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He was involved in research in optical imaging and neural engineering, and also spent 8 months working at Philips Healthcare as part of cooperative education. At Hopkins he joined Susumu Mori’s lab and is interested in image processing and MRI of the brain.
Shiva Razavi received her
degree in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and
worked for automotive industry at Bosch before embarking upon a
research career in biomedicine. In 2009 she joined an immunology
lab at Harvard Medical School
where she investigated
the structure and function of a calcium sensor. She is now working at
Dr. Takanari Inoue's lab. Her research involves engineering
logic circuits within live cells and
fabricating a synthetic platform to interrogate cellular movement. Various imaging modalities such as epi-
fluorescence, phase contrast, and confocal microscopy facilitate
Evan Schwab graduated from Cornell University in May 2010 with a BA in
Mathematics. During the following year, He went on to conduct genomic
and cellular tracking research of zebrafish in the Megason Lab at
Harvard Medical School. Then in July 2011 he joined the Vision,
Dynamics, and Learning Lab under Dr. Rene Vidal at the Center for
Imaging Science (CIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Currently a third
year Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD student with Dr. Vidal,
Evan is interested in estimation, registration, and segmentation of high
angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) data of the human brain
with a goal to characterize low-dimensional features useful for
classification of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
Evan enjoys rock climbing, live music, and traveling.
Tilley is a second year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. He works
on model based iterative CT reconstruction in the I-STAR lab. Steve
received his Bachelors in Biological Engineering from Cornell
University, where he worked on multi-photon fluorescence microscopes. He
is originally from Rhode Island.
Lindsay Wendel Clegg
Lindsay Wendel Clegg is a third year PhD student in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she graduated from Purdue University in 2011 with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in German. Lindsay interned with GE Healthcare (CT Systems) and Roche Diagnostics (Diabetes Care) during her time at Purdue. She is a member of Feilim Mac Gabhann's lab, using a combination of fluorescent imaging and computational modeling to study angiogenesis. She spent the summer of 2012 at the Technical University of Munich studying multi-spectral optoacoustic and combination fluorescent/CT imaging for small animal applications. She is currently an NDSEG Fellow.
Jennifer Xu is a third year student in the Biomedical Engineering PhD program at Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from the University of Southern California and is currently performing research at the istar lab. Her research interests include integrating system design and physical modeling in order to improve diagnostic accuracy.
Melanie Zile is a third year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at
Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from Boston University with a BS
in Biomedical Engineering and is currently performing research in Dr.
Trayanova's Computational Cardiology Lab. She is originally from Rhode